Welcome, and thank you for your interest in UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering (SCE).
I am pleased to share that over the past decade, the School of Computing and Engineering has more than doubled our enrollment and is now the fastest-growing, third-largest school at UMKC. However, what brings me the most pride isn’t our sheer number of students — it’s the fact that our school deeply values diversity, is committed to recruiting top talent and has seen exponential growth in our research.
Since 2008, we have seen a 172 percent increase in female students, the average ACT score of our incoming freshmen class has risen from 24.5 to nearly 27, and our research funding has more than tripled.
As Kansas City’s university, the relationships we have with alumni and community leaders are invaluable to our students. We strive to serve our students, Kansas City and beyond by graduating young people who are prepared for 21st century careers.
I welcome you to explore with us all that SCE has to offer.
Kevin Z. Truman, Dean, School of Computing and Engineering and Vice Provost, UMKC
- Past position: Chair and Greensfelder Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Structural Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis
- Roots: Grew up on a farm in rural Illinois and is a first-generation college student
- Research: Earthquake-resistant design and structural design and construction of massive concrete systems
- Interests and hobbies: National Hockey League off-ice official, avid dog trainer and international traveler